The Ajax Safety Leadership Team is on task this week to renew Ajax’s MNSHARP Worksite status for 2020. Ajax is one of only 37 MNSHARP Worksites.
The Ajax Safety Leadership Team works directly with MNSHARP auditors to develop and implement the company’s written safety program. Key elements of this program include management leadership and employee involvement, allocation of resources to address safety issues, systems that identify and control workplace hazards, and a plan for employee safety training and education.
The Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (MNSHARP) recognizes companies whose managers and employees work together to develop safety and health programs. MNSHARP seeks to go beyond basic compliance with all applicable OSHA standards towards immediate and long-term prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses.
U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), encourages employers to operate exemplary safety and health management systems by offering participation in recognition and exemption programs. MNSHARP is Minnesota’s version of that program.
Ajax Human Resources Manager Courtney Mickelson and Director of Operations Curt Jasper shown at the company’s continuous improvement board.
Ajax Metal Forming Director of Operations Curt Jasper was inducted into the Minnesota National Guard Court of Honor on October 6, 2019 at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota. The Court of Honor recognizes service members who have distinguished themselves during their military service and within their communities.
Curt has achieved the rank of Command Sargent Major, the highest enlisted rank in the United States Army.
“The Court of Honor is an inspirational achievement for everyone in the Minnesota National Guard – young and old, enlisted or commissioned,” said Col. Brian Melton, Camp Ripley Garrison Commander. “The exceptional example of service each inductee embodies has motivated us all for several decades and will well into the future.”
“Curt continues to make invaluable contributions to our company and his community,” said Ajax President Kent Djubek. “Our colleagues here at Ajax join Curt’s friends and family in celebrating this great honor.”
Ajax Metal Forming of Minneapolis, MN picked up another StarTribune Top Workplaces honor for 2019. That’s five and counting.
StarTribune Top Workplaces recognition is no small thing. It tells people that our company cares about our employees. It gets our name out there via a major metropolitan newspaper. More importantly, it means that our people think Ajax is a swell place to work.
We like that. A lot. It’s the kind of humbling endorsement that goes far beyond industry awards (we like those too, BTW).
If you’ve never run a business, you may not appreciate just how important your people are to the success of your company. When people think highly of the company they work for, they’re more effective at their jobs. Customers sense that right away.
Ajax is celebrating our 75th anniversary this year. We’ll continue to do what it takes to remain one of the top employers in the Twin Cities area. The future of our company depends on having great people in every role.
Ajax Metal Forming Solutions, a Heartland Equity Partners company, has once again been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune newspaper.
“Ajax Metal Forming has received the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces award for four consecutive years,” said Ajax Vice President Don Wellman. “Our workplace colleagues, managers and owners are committed to providing a safe, productive and rewarding work environment. We are honored to receive this recognition.”
Left to right – Ajax Metal Forming Collegues Tiffany Schluter, Don Wellman, Kent Djubek, Brandon Holmes, and Curt Jasper along with Tom Ahonen of Heartland Equity Partners.
Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”
Ajax goes to great lengths to make sure we provide the safest possible workplace. We’ve got the awards to show for it! This time from the Minnesota Safety Council: the Governor’s Safety Award for Meritorious Achievement.